Getting To Know Roundtable: Patrick Manglano Employee Spotlight
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This week, we sat down with Roundtable’s Patrick Manglano to talk about his role, learning & development (L&D), and industry trends he finds interesting.
What does your title mean? What do you do for Roundtable?
Being an Account Executive is all about building relationships. I get to know our clients, their needs and processes, and provide information on the best possible solution.
How did you get into L&D?
I definitely stumbled into the L&D space. I was attracted to work at Roundtable Learning because of their impressive work with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). From there, I’ve learned more and more about how important learning is to the success of an organization.
What is a trend in L&D that’s exciting to you?
A trend in L&D that’s exciting to me is the use of VR and the data we’re able to collect. With compatible software, organizations can track their employees’ eye and body movements, response time, tone of voice, etc. It allows trainers to really analyze competencies and pinpoint where more training is needed.
What would you say is the most important part of building a training program?
The most important part of building a training program is choosing the right modality for the situation. AR, VR, and eLearning have specific situations where they bring the most benefit, and it’s important for organizations to recognize this in order to achieve their training goals.
Finish the sentence. Learning is essential to an organization because…
… in an era of increasing employee turnover, learning helps to build up and maintain a strong employee base.
What is something you have done in this role that you are proud of?
In the first introductory call that I handled all by myself, I was able to confidently articulate the specific benefits AR and VR bring in specific training situations. It’s critical that organizations understand the differences between the two and know when it is appropriate to deploy one over the other.
What are some interesting facts about you?
I collect vinyl records, have dual citizenship with Spain, and won our office’s baking competition last year.